‘Jerusalem Day Flag March’ to go ahead as usual, Netanyahu promises

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu
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AMMAN — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that the “Jerusalem Day Flag March” will take place on its traditional route, which goes through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, ahead of a Likud faction meeting on Monday.اضافة اعلان

The flag march takes place on Israel’s “Jerusalem Day”, celebrating the illegal occupation and annexation of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

"The Flag March will take place according to its route and its order and properly," said Netanyahu.

Knesset member Ahmad Tibi condemned the announcement, stating "This government, the Netanyahu government, announced in the arrogant statement of the Prime Minister that the Flag March will take place as usual. This is a government of lies and blood."

Itamar Ben-Gvir to attendIsraeli national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir and other ministers and MKs are expected to take part in the Flag March this year.

Last week, the Returning to the Mount organization filed a request with the police to allow the march to enter the Al-Aqsa.

Palestinian groups warn against the marchVarious Palestinian groups have warned against the Flag March in recent days, with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad reportedly demanding that the march not go through the Muslim Quarter as part of a ceasefire agreement reached with Israel on Saturday at the end the five-day Israeli attack on Gaza.

In a statement last week, Hamas spokesperson Abd al-Latif al-Qanou warned that Hamas would "maintain the equation as imposed by the resistance" and would not allow alleged plans to "Judaize the al-Aqsa Mosque and the city of Jerusalem".

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